With consumers and stakeholders placing an increased focus on environment, the European Commission released the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) as a single metric to measure, display and benchmark the environmental performance of products. To increase consistency of PEF studies, the European Commission works on Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCRs) with technical guidance for specific product category. Product Environmental Footprint is often too complex for Small and Medium Enterprises and the European Commission has identified some key actions: provide initial tools that support SMEs and make sure that PEFCRs represent a simplification in the application of PEF.

Life-RENDER aims to demonstrate under real conditions the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of an innovative tool enabling the realization of PEF and PEFCR-compliant studies by SMEs from the Food and Drink sector and the identification of focused environmental measures. The project will promote the implementation of the Environmental Footprint Methodology at European level as key tool to assess and to communicate life cycle environmental performance to business consumers and stakeholders.

» Cooperativa Ganadera del Valle de los Pedroches - Welcome on board!

COVAP (Cooperativa Ganadera del Valle de los Pedroches), Spanish cooperative specialized in dairy, meat and animal feed products, is involved in demonstration activities of LIFE RENDER. Great opportunity to show how the Product Environmental Footprint method can identify critical points and define improvement options at the environmental level!

» Life RENDER Guide for the application of the PEF Method in the Dairy Sector is now available!

The objective of this Guide is to facilitate the dissemination among European Dairy companies of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach, in the most efficient way possible, and according to existing reference documents (Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules for Dairy Products coordinated by the European Dairy Association). The Guide is now accessible on the Publication section. Check it out!


The community of Portuguese dairy companies that collaborate with the Life RENDER project continues to grow! We now welcome PROLACTO Azores, an specialist Manufacturer of milk and whey powder ingredients and butter for the infant nutrition, chocolate making, vending and beverages.